The New Year

December 30th, 2009

The New Year beckons to you. “What can I bring to you in these next twelve months?” it says expectantly.
“Oh, just a good year with no unpleasant surprises,” you say.
The New Year has heard it all before but is still shocked. “All you ever dreamed and all you ever imagined I can give you,” it says.
“Thanks but things are alright now and I don’t want to upset anything,” you say.
“Things are always changing. Let me change them in the direction you want,” it says.
“Oh no, no changes thank you. I’ve had enough changes to last a lifetime,” you say. “Just keep everything the way it is thank you. If you want to do something how about a vacation to that place we always go?”
“Why not something different, someplace different?”
“Oh no, you’re just looking for trouble when you get away from the tried and true,” you say.
“I can’t promise you a year without changes. I can’t get you closer to your dreams because you haven’t told me them. I can’t make this year any different. It will just be random again,” it says.
“Perfect!” you say. The New Year walks away, an unopened bag of treasures and adventures over its shoulder.
You walk into the other room and say “What do you want to do?” and the other person says for the umpteenth time “I don’t know. What do you want to do?”
Dream and plan and set some goals and the above conversation is a fable. Do nothing and it’s your life. Choose wisely.